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I have not read “The Finkler Question” yet, but of course it will be in my “to-be-read” pile pretty soon.

For the time being, I feel happy listening to the winner, Howard Jacobson talking about his win.

I have done my writing for the day, a good 1500 words in about 2 hours of writing in between chats with other writers, surrounded by often- brilliant writing by them. I have always found that writing fast works for me, and I could well use some of the stuff I wrote today in my actual writing.

Now, off to do some much-postponed, and much-needed revision on one of my pieces. Me, the printed story and a stern red pen, I think. A coffee-shop to make the process less unpleasant. Wish me luck, and I promise to start again on my rounds of blog browsing tomorrow.

Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her next literary crime thriller, The Blue Bar, is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency, and was published by Thomas & Mercer on January 1, 2023.

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